Weekly Reading Round-Up : 04/21/2019 – 04/27/2019, Chris Cilla And Ted May


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Killer stuff from Revival House Press is our focus this week! None of it “brand new,” but so what? All of it is still readily available from http://revivalhousepress.com/books/

The entire breadth and scope of existence is traversed by means of the shortest distance possible — that being from a “greasy spoon” diner to a mini-golf and video game “emporium” — in the pages of Chris Cilla’s 2014 flip-book Labyrinthectomy/Luncheonette, a kind of throwback to the days of Doug Allen and Gary Leib’s Idiotland in terms of tone, temperament, and style, but with some sort of hidden-in-plain-sight philosophical intent tying both halves together until they meet/mash up in the middle. Characters talk at, rather than to, each other in amusingly impenetrable non-sequitors, seemingly-incongruous actions flow one into the next with no regard to reason or even time, and robots, people, mutants, and anthropomorphic animals all happily (I guess)…

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